German Airport Deploys Advanced Communications Network

29 September 2010 (Last Updated September 29th, 2010 18:30)

Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport (BBI) in Germany has deployed an advanced communications network from Alcatel-Lucent to enhance the safety and security of passengers. The new network will integrate all voice and data communications, video surveillance and control centre communi

Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport (BBI) in Germany has deployed an advanced communications network from Alcatel-Lucent to enhance the safety and security of passengers.

The new network will integrate all voice and data communications, video surveillance and control centre communications on to a single IP/MPLS network.

The integration will enable BBI authorities to provide passengers with improved safety and security and an enhanced travel experience.

The new network, the first to be installed in a German airport, will provide 17,000 IP ports for voice, video, data, 400 WLAN access points and WiFi access points.

The communications network will be fully operational in May 2011.

The expanded BBI airport will accommodate 27 million passengers by 2011 and is expected to handle 45 million passengers in future.